10,000 brave weather to hear Barbados Labour Party at Heroes Square: BLP need new thrust

So despite a last-minute cancellation verging on a dictatorial tactic, the Barbados Labour Party took the victimisation and capitalised on it to boost numbers. A check with Police sources indicate attendance that night at Heroes Square from as low as 8,000 or at a peak of 10,000 people! A true meeting, this session drew not just Bees and their supporters but Dems and neutrals – it was a chance to lay out a coup de grace strategy if chosen over the current Freundel Stuart regime…

The prevention of holding the meeting on the 16th actually backfired to the Bees' favour, even the streaming was pumping! There were at least 5,000 viewers on Friday night!

The prevention of holding the meeting on the 16th actually backfired to the Bees’ favour, even the streaming was pumping! There were at least 5,000 viewers on Friday night!

Instead the public was treated to much of what it has heard since the January 2010 By-Election, with a few exceptions which are listed further on… Kerrie Symmonds used words like “contumacious” or “megalomaniac” now really; are ten-dollar words gonna pull the voters who are undecided and did not spend a long time at school? Now when I use large vocabulary, via Internet I have the option to link the phrase or word in question to various definitions – truly, would the audience be hefting dictionaries with them? Or have such devices in their phones or tablets? Why be on their phone or tablet when they can hear what’s the next move?

Tyrone can actually give a serious speech and not shout in a microphone and he's very powerful that way, the people held their breath and listened when he urged DEM's who feel alienated by their own Administration to do the right thing at the polls, Tyrone needs to take heed and revise his style for when the bell truly rings!

Tyrone can actually give a serious speech and not shout in a microphone and he’s very powerful that way, the people held their breath and listened when he urged DEM’s who feel alienated by their own Administration to do the right thing at the polls, Tyrone needs to take heed and revise his style for when the bell truly rings!

It also seems the majority of the Party members are trying to mimic the speech mannerisms of Owen Arthur (Arthur has a tendency with his St Peter drawl to stretchManand punctuate every sentence like exclamation – now so too were most of the men that evening apart from trying to say face it and fix it in different ways, if it is the trademark of him who’s selected as Opposition Leader, then the posse need to create their own catchphrases), they need to leave that for Owen and develop their own clever clichés! There were good speakers that night, but let’s look at the more mediocre of the crew first…

Bostic had the audience giggling when he said Bridgetown has 3 statues... Nelson, Clement Payne and Freundel Stuart who sits apart from his own Cabinet...

Bostic had the audience giggling when he said Bridgetown has 3 statues… Nelson, Clement Payne and Freundel Stuart who sits apart from his own Cabinet…

Jeffrey Bostic {CLICK PREVIOUS FOR AUDIO SNIPPET} was quick to tear at Patrick Todd and his absence of innovation yet his House Attendance, it was a good idea in the sense Bostic showed how Todd did nothing for Bridgetown as an MP from 15 January 2008 to present – but the Colonel never outlined what changes he’d make or lobby for if selected instead of Todd…

Tyrone Lovell‘s coronet for Clown Prince was nearly wrested by Noel Lynch on January 18th, the man who’s vying for Freundel’s seat compared the incumbent Prime Minister to George W. Bush {CLICK PREVIOUS FOR AUDIO SNIPPET} in how he makes long-winded and classical allusions, but Bush in fact was known for mangling the English language!

{NSFW - LANGUAGE / CAUTION} If the BLP wants to portray the correct image then shouldn't their camera crew do the same? Is this type of shirt appropriate when children may be around?

{NSFWLANGUAGE / CAUTION} If the BLP wants to portray the correct image then shouldn’t their camera crew do the same? Is this type of shirt appropriate when children may be around?

Lynch was far better when not disrespecting the dead and sticking to facts, like looking at if people will recover their funds from CLICO or why UWI {CLICK PREVIOUS FOR AUDIO SNIPPET} has to scrunt for cash to keep their own curricula flourishing?

The far superior speakers that night included Dr Jerome X. Walcott, who correctly pointed out since David Thompson passed away, the DLP no longer refers nor uses the concept of Families First and certainly do not treat Barbadians that way!

The tale of woe at the QEH on Martindale’s Road would surely bring a hard man to tears the way the Christ Church South Candidate told it, how much does it take to purchase a Pediatric Ventilator {CLICK PREVIOUS FOR AUDIO SNIPPET}? Can’t they ask Rihanna?

Noel Lynch in January 2010 said things he shouldn't have at the By Election for St John; unfortunately he travelled the same path at Heroes' Square which was very ironic since what was said was far from Heroic (I was guilty of the same crime a year or 2 ago and many Bajans hauled me over the coals for it, so I did not do it again, even if I do feel a certain way when a body passes away... Trust me!)

Noel Lynch in January 2010 said things he shouldn’t have at the By Election for St John; unfortunately he travelled the same path at Heroes’ Square which was very ironic since what was said was far from Heroic (I was guilty of the same crime a year or 2 ago and many Bajans hauled me over the coals for it, so I did not do it again, even if I do feel a certain way when a body passes away… Trust me!)

The real chiller was a very clever dig against Mara Thompson and what could happen to her as she gets older, Dr Walcott {CLICK PREVIOUS FOR AUDIO SNIPPET} spoke of a St Lucian in Barbados legally, who was here 42 years and why she eventually died – I know what he said was true since when my Vincentian mother who used to get free medication as a diabetic, suddenly had to pay under this regime… Jerome did not stray from facts and even when he’s wicked he gave a disclaimer, a very powerful and effective session with the people – just who you need to reach!

Owen Arthur‘s speech was gripping in the sense there was a long bit of background on the new Karib Cable, his speech was very detailed so I broke it down into 2 videos embedded in this article, he cusses slightly in Part 2 but only as he was quoting a letter from a Senator (so he says) and that is the juicy Karib Cable part! The crowd pulled out huge umbrellas to make sure every word was digested that Friday…

Arthur made a lot of slight goofs at the beginning of his speech, he needs to be careful since the DEM's will make certain accusations which can be ill afforded at this time...

Arthur made a lot of slight goofs at the beginning of his speech, he needs to be careful since the DEM’s will make certain accusations which can be ill afforded at this time…

How much better is a speech when you use quotes and references everyone can understand? Whether you’re a Chief Financial Officer or a Sugar Cane loader, if the language is simple yet effective then everyone feels involved.

Mottley had the crowd eating from the palm of  her hand - when she cracked a joke how the Pine Walkover should not be named after Freundel but Hamilton Lashley, you could not hear yourself think for about 45 seconds of raucous cackling across the City!

Mottley had the crowd eating from the palm of her hand – when she cracked a joke how the Pine Walkover should not be named after Freundel but Hamilton Lashley, you could not hear yourself think for about 45 seconds of raucous cackling across the City!

That’s why Mia Mottley (who’s really slimmed down to an hourglass svelte figure now) literally stood apart from the other presenters that night, she did not use the lectern, save to lean on it while cracking a joke and she had the crowd singing Papa San’s “Lard, Me Cyaan’ Tek It No Mo‘” they stood with her through the rain and did not move!

This is what you do to achieve results, step away and embrace the audience’s diversity! Mia did not ask the people to simply vote BLP; she urged the crowd to come and save Barbados – be they BLP or Dem or Tourist to all join together and restore this country’s status and reputation; the BLP need to pay attention to both Mia’s and Walcott’s presentations! They used facts in an emotional way to appeal to the crowd’s own personal sense of responsibility!

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  1. When observing the two factions.
    WHY is it I get the impression of Family with the BLP;
    whereas I get the impression of OPPRESSORS with the DEMS ?
    Friendly FROON, looks about as friendly as bowtie barrel of a shot gun,MAN that man ugly.I think his head flat cos his mother seen him as he pop out and keep trying to push him back in,he SO Damned UGLY.
    But like his father just say “woman you can like it or LUMP it!!” I hear he can say that in CHINESE now too!

    Now OSA is a different direction TOTALLY.That man has “Charisma” ,maybe matured a little with some “Extra Old” but what the Hell.Mature and SWEET.
    Not Old Gray and Grumpy like our FREINDLY FROON.
    I HEREBYE RENAME him “TITANIC” cos he GOING DOWN very soon.
    and Gonna take all de Crew wid him!
    Nothing makes that man more happy than a funeral!

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